Planning Research & Results



374 documents found

State of Australian Cities 2013

The report brings together current research, including newly released data from the 2011 Census, to present a comprehensive snapshot of Australian cities. It includes a wide range of data on cities including aspects of active travel and transport. 

Tue 30th Jul 2013

Car Nation - Private Vehicle Ownership and Use

In July 2013 the Australian Bureau of Statistics released an article which examined passenger vehicle ownership and use, especially compared with public transport use, and the social and environmental impacts of passenger vehicle use and ownership. In 2012, approximately 7 in 10 people (71%) aged 18 years and over travelled to work or full time study primarily by passenger vehicle. Only 16% of Australians used public transport, while 4% walked and 2% cycled.

Tue 30th Jul 2013

Environmental correlates of cycling: Evaluating urban form and location

The paper analyses the environmental correlates of cycling based on Danish transportation and urban form micro-data.  The results show that established walkability factors such as density, connectivity and diversity are related to cycling.

Wed 24th Jul 2013

Mapping bicyclists’ experiences in Copenhagen

This paper presents an approach to the collection, mapping, and analysis of cyclists’ experiences. By spatially relating located experiences to the availability of bicycle facilities and other aspects of the urban environment, their influence on cyclists’ experiences can be analysed. 398 cyclists responded and sketched their most recent cycle route and a total of 890 points to locations along the route where they had had positive and negative cycling experiences. 

Thu 13th Jun 2013

Survey of Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation

This survey was conducted during the 12-months between July 2011 to June 2012, and collected information about the participation of people aged 15 years and over. The survey included sports, such as football or netball, which are usually organised by a club or association, and other sport and physical recreation activities which may or may not have been organised, such as cycling or walking for exercise. 

Tue 9th Apr 2013

Evaluating Complete Streets: The Value of Designing Roads For Diverse Modes, Users and Activities

This report discusses reasons to implement complete streets and how they relates to other planning innovations. Complete streets can provide many direct and indirect benefits including improved accessibility for non-drivers, user savings and affordability, energy conservation and emission reductions, improved community livability, improved public fitness and health, and support for strategic development objectives such as urban redevelopment and reduced sprawl. The report was first published in December 2012 and was updated in March 2013 by the Victorian Transport Policy Institute.

Wed 6th Mar 2013

Using Health Impact Assessments to Evaluate Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

This white paper, published in January 2013 by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, examines the potential of  Health Impact Assessments (HIA) to help transport agencies make more informed decisions in their planning processes. HIA is a systematic, flexible approach that uses data, research, and stakeholder input to assess the health effects of policies or projects.

Thu 31st Jan 2013

Review of cycling safety policies in the European Union

This report details best practices for facilitating cycling on roadways in a variety of European Union cities. It investigates policy, infrastructure, vehicle design and road user behaviour interventions and makes a series of recommendations to the EU and its members states. 

Tue 15th Jan 2013

Sustainability assessment at the transportation planning level

This paper reviews methodologies that can be applied in sustainability assessment in transportation planning to shed light on the procedures being used to incorporate sustainability more effectively in the planning process. Using data from the Atlanta Metropolitan Region, the study identifies performance measures based on sustainability issues and regional goals and evaluates proposed transportation and land use alternatives.

Thu 10th Jan 2013

Strategies to increase physical activity among youth

This report identifies interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth across a variety of settings. The report recognises that changes involving the built environment are promising and merit implementation even as the evidence continues to evolve. 

Tue 8th Jan 2013